Report online concerns
If something does go wrong online, you need to know what action you can take. As with any concerns you might have about your child, you’ll have your own way of talking about it with them and dealing with it. For more serious digital issues, you might also feel that you need to report it.
Here we give you an overview of the main ways you can report inappropriate (e.g. bullying) and potentially illegal online content. While reporting content to an online service provider doesn’t guarantee it will be removed, many of them take safety and security very seriously so they will investigate and take the appropriate action.
It’s worth bearing in mind that making a formal report could help improve the experience for all users of that service and may also help to protect other young people from worry and harm. If you sense that your child or another child is in immediate danger, call 999 or contact your local police.